“I love the connection handmade objects create between the hands that make them and the hands that use them.”
Megan was first introduced to ceramics while completing her degree in Communication Design at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2003-2007) and thoroughly hated it (the mess! the patience! the emotions!) but wandered back to it in 2017 after a decade as a graphic designer in search of community and a slower, more tactile creative outlet. She fell in love with the craft and found the perfect medium for a lifelong obsession with creating functional art (could still do without the mess though...).
Megan creates wheel-thrown ceramic domestic ware using stoneware and porcelain clays. The stoneware is fired in an electric kiln and the porcelain is wood and soda fired. She uses familiar forms reframed in a minimal way with fluid but measured lines, warm finishes, and quiet details and textures.
“I want my work to be both useful and beautiful, to be easily incorporated into an everyday environment or experience and elevate it.”
Megan lives near the forest outside Vancouver, BC with her partner, 3 littles and Harold, the refugee pheasant.
Image by The Godards Photography